JB Browder helps his mom and dad, Holly and Chris Browder, oversee the chickens on the Mattituck farm. (Credit: David Benthal)
Chart a course to the North Fork of Long Island and you’ll end up on one of two main roads flanked by farmland and vineyards. Each is a predominantly two-lane road dotted with farm stands come summertime. U-pick berries, hot sweet corn and barnyard animals are among the top attractions at the larger, more well-known roadside farms that everyone drives past on their way through town.
But if you turn a corner or two, you’ll find a handful of other farm stands and garden centers tucked away off the main drag. They offer bountiful homegrown goodness that is well worth the detour.
These out-of-the-way stands offer everything from fresh tomatoes and flowers to poultry and artisanal goods. Don’t let these hidden gems pass you by.(more…)
These great foods are all grown on Long Island, right here on the North Fork. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy photos)
Sure, the produce section at grocery stores is packed with items like cucumbers and apples even when the ground has frozen over for the winter. But local farm stands and markets provide something those big chains often cannot match — freshness. READ